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Monday, March 19, 1855.+-

Springfield, IL.

Due to failure of judge to appear, opening of spring term of Sangamon Circuit Court is deferred until Tuesday. In Probate Court Lincoln settles claim against estate of C. R. Welles, deceased. Record.

Lincoln writes to fellow attorney Henry E. Dummer, of Beardstown, Illinois, regarding Lincoln's former law partner. Lincoln writes, "[Stephen T.] Logan is willing to take the vacant seat on the [Illinois] Supreme [Court] Bench; but he is very anxious to not be beaten, if he is put on the track as a candidate. . . . I am quite anxious for Logan's election, first, because he will make the best Judge, & second because it would hurt his feelings to be beaten worse than it would almost any one else." Abraham Lincoln to Henry E. Dummer, 19 March 1855, CW, 2:309.